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A Fluid Dynamics Bernoulli

  1. Feb 1, 2017 #1
    Can someone smarter than I, please express p1 and p2 in terms of f, or v and r?

    The pump pushes out water at f rate which creates velocity v in the bigger pipe. When the water comes to the restriction velocity increases while flow rate is conserved. Bernouli tells us that the change in velocity requires a change in dynamic pressure to conserve the energy. However, I can't seem to figure out how dynamic pressure translates into the static pressures which are measured by the "head" which would be developed in both pressure measure tubes. I can't seem to translate the negative pressure changes given by Bernouli equations into dynamic and total pressures which would appear in the measure tubes. Tube on the left would have a higher water level than the tube on the right.

    If someone can, please show me. I am a computer programmer writing a liquid simulator for my employer for a very specific application. Thank you so much for anyones help.
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  3. Feb 1, 2017 #2
    Question like this will be closed if you do not show your work.
  4. Feb 1, 2017 #3
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  5. Feb 2, 2017 #4


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    The two vertical tubes are really just pressure gauges . Omit them initially and solve the primary problem of flow in the two horizontal pipe sections . When you've done that you can go back and find the column heights in the vertical tubes which will balance the calculated pressures in the horizontal pipe sections .
  6. Feb 2, 2017 #5
    Yes they are, but I don't know how to solve for pressure absolute or gauge given flow rate. I can find only the the pressure differential which is a negative value. I need to know the gauge pressure. i.e. How high will the pressure push the water in the vertical tubes.
  7. Feb 2, 2017 #6


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    What are conditions at the final outlet of small pipe ? Is the flow just draining freely into the open air or is continuing into further equipment which could generate a back pressure ?
  8. Feb 2, 2017 #7
    it drains into ambient pressure water. The same pressure water from which the stream began with a pump
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